Appendix 19. Cold chain equipment

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    19.1 Refrigerators and freezers

    Equipment
    Type of energy
    Net weight

    Refrigerators Freezers

    Storage capacity in litres and doses
    of vaccines (a) Citation a. Estimated number of doses, for a volume of 2.5 cm3 per dose.

    (vaccines without
    diluents, 10-dose vials)

    Icepack storage capacity

    Ice production/24h
    (for electricity supply 24h/24)

    Refrigerator/freezer

    V 170 Sibir®
    EK (b) Citation b. EK = electricity or kerosene (88 kg)
    EG (c) Citation c. EG = electricity or gas (68 kg)

    55 litres = 22 000 doses

    37 litres
    30 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    38 ice packs 0.4 litre

    EK: 0.96 kg/24h
    EG: 1.2 kg/24h

    Refrigerator

    MK 144 Vestfrost®
    Electricity 220 V

    min. required: 8h/24h
    74 kg

    45 litres = 18 000 doses    

    Refrigerator

    MK 204 Vestfrost®
    Electricity 220 V

    min. required: 8h/24h
    78 kg

    75 litres = 30 000 doses    

    Refrigerator

    MK 304 Vestfrost®
    Electricity 220 V

    min. required: 8h/24h
    97 kg

    105 litres = 42 000 doses    

    Freezer

    MF 114 Vestfrost®
    Electricity 220 V

    min. required: 8h/24h
    64 kg

     

    72 litres:
    110 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    150 ice packs 0.4 litre

    17.5 kg/24h
    29 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    42 ice packs 0.4 litre

    Freezer

    MF 214 Vestfrost®
    Electricity 220 V

    min. required: 8h/24h
    71 kg

     

    192 litres:
    213 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    290 ice packs 0.4 litre

    22.8 kg/24h
    38 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    57 ice packs 0.4 litre

    Freezer

    MF 314 Vestfrost®
    Electricity 220 V

    min. required: 8h/24h
    87 kg

     

    264 litres:
    323 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    450 ice packs 0.4 litre

    32.4 kg/24h
    54 ice packs 0.6 litre
    or

    81 ice packs 0.4 litre

    19.2 Transport of vaccines

    Equipment
    Weight (with ice packs filled with water)

    Storage capacity in litres and doses of vaccines (d) Citation d. Estimated number of doses, for a volume of 2.5 cm3 per dose. (vaccines without diluents,

    10-dose vials)

    Characteristics

    Autonomy of conservation for vaccines (without opening, external temperature 43 °C)

    Cold box

    RCW 12 Electrolux®
    21 kg

    8.5 litres = 3 450 doses

    14 ice packs 0.6 litre

    114 hours

    Cold box

    RCW 25 Electrolux®
    32.8 kg

    20.7 litres = 8 410 doses

    24 ice packs 0.6 litre

    129 hours

    Vaccine carrier

    Giostyle®
    6.5 kg

    2.6 litres = 1 000 doses

    8 ice packs 0.4 litre

    32 hours

    19.3 Monitoring tools

    Equipment Monitoring tools
    Refrigerators

    LogTag® recording thermometer
    or
    Fridge tag® recording thermometer
    If not available,
    Thermometer, alcohol, Moeller

    PLUS
    Stop!Watch® card with Freeze tag®
    Temperature monitoring sheet

    Freezers

    LogTag® recording thermometer
    or
    Thermometer, alcohol, Moeller

    PLUS
    Temperature monitoring sheet

    Cold box RCW25 and RCW12
    For use on vaccination sites

    Thermometer, liquid crystal display (LCD)

    Vaccine carrier
    For use on vaccination sites

    No thermometer
    Check VVM

     

    • (a)Estimated number of doses, for a volume of 2.5 cm3 per dose.
    • (b)EK = electricity or kerosene
    • (c)EG = electricity or gas
    • (d)Estimated number of doses, for a volume of 2.5 cm3 per dose.